Emergency Room Mayhem
Emergency rooms are swamped with people who think they have the flu.Officials urge people to not rush to emergency rooms if they think they might have the flu virus. Instead, visit an emergency clinic if your doctors office is closed. Better yet, try to treat the flu as you would any other, with fluids, bed rest and medication to bring the fever down. The H1N1 Swine flu virus has not shown any unusual virulence,and individuals who contract the virus exhibit regular flu symptoms. The United States has one confirmed death, a 23 month old child, who was a resident of Mexico and was visiting the United States.